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Published: 8/2/2018

Prices Up for PP & PET; Flat for PE, PS, PVC
The upward trend for PP and PET continued, but at least PP prices likely have peaked.

Published: 7/31/2018

All-PE Printed Collation Film Replaces Cardboard for Craft Beer Packs
Berry, Dow collaboration helps boost sales for beer maker while cutting costs and offering more in the way of sustainability, branding and shelf appeal.

Published: 7/23/2018

General Polymers to Distribute Lotte Chemical Alabama's PP Compounds in North America
General Polymers’ distribution agreement with Lotte adds prime branded PP compounds to its arsenal of thermoplastics. 

Published: 7/2/2018

Firms Collaborate on 'Sustainable' HDPE Pharma Bottle
Milliken, SACMI, and Jarden Plastics combine on HDPE bottles that reduce plastic and energy use.

Published: 7/1/2018

Mixed Bag for Prices of Volume Resins
Prices are up for PP, PET and nylon 66; flat-to-down for most others.

Published: 6/21/2018

Major PE JV 'Bay-Pol' Breaks Ground
Ethane cracker construction to be followed by large Borstar PE unit in this 50-50 JV of Total and Borealis and Nova Chemicals.

Published: 6/18/2018

LyondellBasell in Early Discussions on Braskem Acquisition
Braskem confirms potential acquisition is under consideration in joint statement.

Published: 6/5/2018

Topas COC Resins Part of Polyplastics USA
Engineering thermoplastic resins supplier Polyplastics USA, Farmingdale, Mich., has acquired its affiliate Topas Advanced Polymers Inc. (TAP USA; U.S. office previously in Florence, Ky.), adding Topas’s cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) resin...

Published: 5/21/2018

SABIC & ExxonMobIl Form New PE Venture
A major olefins project, first announced in 2016 and pending completion of the environmental permitting process, has been firmed up by Houston-based SABIC and ExxonMobil Chemical through the formation of a new joint venture.

Published: 5/21/2018

Shell Chemicals Launches Shell Polymers PE
Shell Polymers aims to change the way day-to-day business in polyethylene is conducted.